Bunchosia argentea

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Peanut Butter Fruit
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B. argentea in Ft. Myers, Florida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Bunchosia
Species: B. argentea
Binomial name
Bunchosia argentea
(Jacq.) DC..[1]

Bunchosia argentea, commonly known as Peanut Butter Fruit, is a species of flowering plant in the acerola family, Malpighiaceae, that is native to Venezuela and Colombia in South America.[1] It produces a small orange-red fruits with sticky, dense pulp and a flavour resembling that of dried figs or peanut butter, hence the name. Additionally, the scent is unmistakably of peanut butter. Mostly eaten fresh, also used for jellies, jams, or preserves. It is cultivated in South Florida.It is one plant on display at the "Living with the Land" attraction at the Epcot, Disney World, Orlando.


  1. ^ a b "Bunchosia argentea (Jacq.) DC.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1994-08-23. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 

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